Designed by HELM Studio and based on the work of PUKAR, this interactive documentary uses 360-degree multimedia production techniques, photography, and video alongside personal interviews, urban maps, and vast historical records to bring new interpretations and perspectives of Girangaon’s past, present, and future.
A selection of photographs from an assignment from the Legatum Foundation to document child labour practices in Nepal.
The ones with the corrugated tin as opposed to the traditional timber and slate indicate that a sacrifice has been made. A selfless act to try and better the family’s situation.The unaffectionate nickname given to these women who gave their lives is ‘Tin Girls’.
I travelled to Nepal and stayed with the families of survivors of trafficking who hope that by sharing their stories may help break the social stigma around trafficking and prevent it from happening to others. I hope that my photographs reflect the respect and admiration I have for these women and their family’s.
For the full article published by Vice http://www.vice.com/read/young-couples-in-delhi-protested-for-the-right-to-free-love-this-valentines-day
My time at the Madrassa was particularly memorable. I was blown away by the girls and their community. They were all so bright and beautiful. Contrary to misconceptions about the Muslim view of women, here they believed all young women should be educated. The headteacher told me that education is important to these girls not only because it prevents exploitation of child labour but moreover: ‘If a man is educated, he keeps his knowledge to himself, but if a woman is educated her whole family will benefit as she will share her knowledge,’ he said.
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I have been working on projects around human trafficking in Nepal for the past 6 years. Some personal and some Editorial. If you are interested to hear more about this work please get in contact.